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May 3, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial for Madeleine L. “Maddy” Rabideau was celebrated on April 29 at St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Maddy passed away on April 24, 2023, at her home in Plattsburgh with her family by her side under the care of Hospice of the North Country. She was 80 years old.

She was born in Rouses Point on June 26, 1942, the daughter of John and Lucienne (Pharand) Hogue.

Maddy was the youngest of four girls in her family: Claire, Helene, Annette, and Madeleine. She was very close with her sisters. In the year 1960, Maddy was out dancing with her sisters, when her husband Ty saw her for the first time and said to his friends, “That’s the woman I’m going to marry.” A year later, they were hitched.

Maddy attended Clinton Community College achieving her associates degree, while also being involved in the pre-school on campus. She was employed as a preschool teacher for several years, and she brightened the lives of many children through her loving personality and joyful music.

Maddy loved to sing. Her singing and guitar playing was not only enjoyed by the children in daycare, but at St. Ann’s parish in Mooers Forks, where Maddy and Ty called home for 49 years.

Although Maddy held several different jobs over the years, she was most proud of being a wife, mother, and grandmother. At the red house on the corner, Maddy and Ty raised their children, Deborah (Debbie) Campbell, Nina Osborne, and Tyrone II (Timmy-Ty) Rabideau. Years later that loving home became grandma and grandpa’s house to their many grandchildren. It was a home filled with love, laughter, and grandma’s gingersnap cookies always in the cookie jar. Everyone was welcome. Maddy and Ty hosted youth ministry for 20 years in their home, they always showed love and acceptance to anyone who met them.

Maddy loved making people laugh, gave the warmest hugs, and would do anything and everything for her friends, family, and community. She was an avid volunteer, charitable giver, and devout Catholic. Always praying for the health and happiness of others. Maddy and Ty enjoyed the occasional winter vacation in Florida as well as multiple other trips such as a family trip to Nova Scotia when their kids were young, three visits to Italy, one to see their granddaughter, one for the canonization of brother Andre at the Vatican, and the other to see Pope John Paul II, and countless other memories traveling with family and friends.

In addition to spreading her love and light wherever she went, playing guitar and singing, Maddy also had many other interests and hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, riding her bike, gardening, cooking, baking cookies with her grandkids, reading, writing, sewing (she made both her daughters wedding gowns), and dancing. Maddy and Ty loved to dance. Their free spirit and love for each other was inspiring to all who encountered them together. They are the definition of true love, married 62 years this coming August.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Madeleine Rabideau, you would have felt her unconditional love, warmth, and kindness the moment she hugged you when she met you for the first time. To those who have known her, you are the lucky ones. Maddy was pure of heart and gave so much love and goodness to this world. It’s not surprising that she was loved by so many.

Her legacy lives on in her husband, Tyrone Rabideau; children, Deborah Campbell, Nina Osborne (Brian), and Tyrone II Rabideau; grandchildren, Allen McDonald (Jenn), Michael McDonald (Tanya), Julian McDonald (Kim), Brittany Knapp (Arthur), Jacob Patenaude (Ali), Kiernan Patenaude (Andrew), Noah Osborne, Tobiah Osborne, Kyle Osborne (Shae), and Heather Taylor (Tony); great-grandchildren, Emerson Patenaude, Kaylee Hemingway (Zach), Bailey MacDougal, Brody Darrah, Liam Osborne, Lily Carver and Lucian Osborne; great-great-grandchild, Ashyer Miller; sister, Annette Whiteman (Bob); brother in law Tom Reid; and several nieces and nephews.

Madeleine was predeceased by mother, Lucienne Hogue,and  father, John Hogue; daughter, Theresa Rabideau; sisters Helene Hogue Bushey Van Amerongen, Claire Hogue Reid; brother-in-law, John Bushey; daughter-in-law, Angela Rovelli; grandson, Jason Rovelli; and granddaughter, Cheryl Rovelli.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hospice of the North Country and/or Unbound Charity.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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